How close was Angelina Jolie to directing Fifty Shades of Grey?
Back in 2012, before Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were even considered for the main roles of Christian and Anastasia, there were reports that Angelina Jolie was in talks to direct the film adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel.
In her recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jolie opens up saying, “I came very clear out of the gate: after Blood and Honey, if I ever directed again, it would have to be a certain kind of film. You know, I’m looking forward to seeing what Sam [Taylor-Johnson] does with 50 Shades and she’s amazing. I — I think they’re just … it’s funny, I think with directing, you just think: I’m better at telling some stories than others but um, who knows?”
Jolie will next be seen in Maleficent on May 30.